A VISION FOR SAFER STREETS

Vision Zero Plan Cover ImageSeattle is consistently recognized as one of the safest cities in the country. Over the past decade, we’ve seen a 30% decline in traffic fatalities, even as our population grows.

Despite this fact, crashes happen every day, taking the lives of close to 20 people and injuring nearly 150 people each year here in Seattle. These are not merely statistics; these are our friends, neighbors, and family members.

This is unacceptable. We can do better.

Vision Zero is our plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030.

Death and injury on our streets is preventable. For the most part, these aren’t “accidents.” Collisions are often the result of poor behaviors and unforgiving roadway designs. So we must approach the problem from multiple angles – street designs that emphasize safety, predictability, and the potential for human error, coupled with targeted education and data-driven enforcement.

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